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In Martins Bank’s time, Gisburn is a sub-Branch to Clitheroe, but this was not always so. The last set of partners to run the Craven Bank decide in 1880 that incorporation is the only way to go, and the Craven Bank Limited is born. At this time the structure of branches is different to the way in which it will be organised after the Craven Branches become part of Martins Bank. Thus Gisburn is a sub branch to Skipton, and Clitheroe isn’t yet a full branch, being a satellite to Burnley.

Martins Bank Clitheroe  Image © Barclays Ref 30/1058

Image © Barclays Ref 30/1058

In 1969 Martins Bank magazine visits Clitheroe Branch and meets a member of the staff who regularly mans the counters of the Bank’s sub branches at Gisburn and Chatburn…

Roger Riley joined the Bank at Burnley four years ago and after a spell at Padiham, his home town, came to Clitheroe where he has a mobile sort of existence working between the sub-branches at Chatburn and Gisburn. He is a member of the Padi­ham Photographic Club and is a keen artist. Although he had just passed his driving test he is not as enthus­iastic about motoring as his colleague Geoff Whitney...

A change of hours…

At the end of July 1946, an advertisement like this one (right), is taken out by the Bank to tell readers of the Clitheroe Advertiser that having been mothballed for the duration of the Second World War service is to be resumed at Chatburn sub-Branch, and also to let customers of Gisburn sub-Branch know about a change that will affect the opening hours of that particular office. Both sub-Branches are manned by staff from the parent Branch at Castle Street Clitheroe, and opening hours have to be worked out to allow for the logistics of making sure that the right staff can attend the right sub-Branch at the right time, and on the right day…

Branch Information

Title: Martins Bank Limited 11-93-20 Gisburn

Type: Sub to 11-93-20 Clitheroe

Address: Main Street Gisburn Lancashire

Index Number and District: 105 Craven

Hours:  Tue and Fri 1115-1230 and 1300-1430 No Saturday Service

Telephone: Gisburn 306

Services: Counter Service Only

Manager: Mr J C Watson Manager (Clitheroe)

Branch History

1860 Opened by the Craven Bank Limited

23 March 1906 Bank of Liverpool

18 December 1918 Bank of Liverpool and Martins Bank Limited

3 January 1928 Martins Bank Limited

15 December 1969 Barclays Bank Limited 20-22-25 Clitheroe, Castle Street

27 March 1980 Closed